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New York plan to ease siting regulations on wind energy

New York Gov. Spitzer announced a major clean energy policy initiative on April 19th. It focuses on new legislation which will include re-writing the currently expired Article X. Article X regulates power plant siting, and Spitzer intends to include language that will “fast-track” renewable energy projects, including industrial wind power, and will offer considerable incentives and new financing for these projects, as well.

Article X will PREEMPT LOCAL LAW. Download the governor’s speech here [1].

Download “Article X draft, April 23” [2]